Reverse engineering refers to the process of taking something apart to see how it works. The NowSecure Services team frequently performs reverse engineering on mobile apps to uncover security vulnerabilities and privacy flaws. This tutorial will help you master the basics of analyzing an Android app and knowing what to look for.
Although we recommend periodic in-depth pen tests for high-risk mobile apps that run business-critical processes or access sensitive information, this practice doesn’t scale well for DevOps teams. Mobile app pen testing requires intense human labor that simply can’t keep pace with the volume, velocity and frequency of DevOps releases. Many organizations can benefit from incorporating automated mobile appsec testing in the mobile DevSecOps toolchain to speed the delivery of secure mobile apps.
Mobile app security professionals who connect and engage with the broader mobile appsec community can amplify their efforts and learn from each other. Combined, the NowSecure services team members have pen tested thousands of mobile apps. They share three key best practices for mobile app pen testing that practitioners can adopt to meet their organizations’ needs.
Because NowSecure was founded as a mobile application forensics company a decade ago, penetration testing is built into our DNA. We’ve tested thousands of Android and iOS apps on behalf of our customers, uncovered some scary vulnerabilities and helped customers improve the security of their mobile apps. The following is the third installment of an
Automation makes it possible to blend the thorough coverage of a pen test with the speed, frequency and repeatability of DevOps, all at an affordable price. Discover how the combination of modern mobile appsec testing technology and outsourced penetration testing services can provide peace of mind about your mobile app security program.
Many organizations struggle with mobile appsec testing due to a lack of resources, technology challenges, insufficient skills and a lack of understanding about the costs and economics of various testing options. At the same time, they face ever-increasing levels of risk, particularly in industries commonly targeted by hackers. What they don’t realize is organizations can deploy automated tools that deliver continuous security testing every day for less than half the cost of an outsourced pen test.